The year Canada celebrates its 150th birthday. To commemorate this anniversary, Nelson and Kootenay Lake Tourism have put together a list of 150 reasons to visit this mountain town north of the border. Originally a mining town, today Nelson is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream and is home to the popular Nelson Fat Tire Festival (August 24-27). The project includes user submitted photos and videos highlighting local attractions. Some of my personal favorites include admiring Fletcher Falls, mountain biking in Kaslo, and hiking the rail trail. Check out this article by Skye Schillhammer to learn more about Nelson’s epic mountain biking or for more ideas visit www.nelsonkootenaylake.com.